DESCRIPTION:

Float along the South Fork’s Class 2 section and take in scenic views of  golden rolling foothills, before the canyon narrows into a granite gorge where you will plunge through thrilling Class 3 rapids like Satan's Cesspool, Bouncing Rock and Hospital Bar, to name a few. A customer favorite, this trip is perfect for any size and type of group.

What to Bring/WearWhat We ProvideFor Overnight Camping
For On the Raft
  • Secure footwear; old tennis shoes or sturdy sandals with heel straps such as Tevas, Keens, and Chacos. NO FLIP FLOPS OR BARE FEET!
  • Swimsuit or shorts and T-shirt to wear on the rafts.
  • Sunglasses with neck strap (Please be sure to bring a neck strap for any glasses you plan on wearing on the raft.)
  • Sunscreen and lip ointment
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof camera (optional)
  • Light cap or visor (optional)
  • Any medicines you require (please contact us beforehand to ensure we can accommodate any needs)
For After Your Trip
  • Optional gratuity for your hardworking guides
  • Dry Clothing
  • Water or other beverage
  • One professional, talented, and possibly humorous river guide
  • White water raft (Crewed by your provided guide at all times)
  • Personal Flotation Device (Life-jacket)
  • Helmet
  • Paddle
  • Other required safety equipment
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent (optionally we can provide tents at no cost)
  • Warm clothing for the evening.
  • Personal care items (Toothbrush, deodorant,  hair care products, etc.)
  • Flashlight or headlamp

THE GORGE EXPRESS

  • RIVER: SOUTH FORK AMERICAN RIVER
  • SECTION: CAMP LOTUS (COLOMA) - SKUNK HOLLOW (SALMON FALLS)
  • BEST FOR: FAMILIES, CORPORATE GROUPS, YOUTH GROUPS, EVERYONE!
  • LENGTH: 1/2 DAY
  • CLASS: III
  • MIN. AGE: 7
  • SKILL: FIRST TIMER, ATHLETIC FIRST TIMER, INTERMEDIATE
  • DEPARTS FROM: CAMP LOTUS, 5461 BASSI RD., LOTUS, CA 95651 (MAP)
  • MEALS: NONE (Check out our GORGE run for the same trip with lunch included)
  • MEET TIME:  11AM - APPROXIMATELY 4:30PM (Will vary based on water levels)

WEEKENDS $99

WEEKDAYS $89

Where to meet:

Camp Lotus

5461 Bassi Rd, Lotus, CA 95651